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2nd Workshop (14th and 15th March 2011) and Regional Training (16th -19th March 2011) on Pan-African e-Network project.
Source : TCIL
  
  
 

On behalf of Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, TCIL organized a 2-day Workshop and 4 day Regional training on Pan-African e-Network project in hotel Claridges, New Delhi-NCR on 14th - 15th March 2011 and 16th-19th March 2011 respectively. Two delegates were invited from each of the 47 African countries who have signed the MOU for joining Pan African Project. Three delegates were invited from these 47 African countries for Regional Training. The response to the workshop was overwhelming, and 53 delegates from 26 countries, including 2 delegates from the AU Commission HQ attended the workshop. The response to the Regional Training was equally overwhelming and 73 delegates from 27 countries excluding 2 delegates from the AU commission HQ attended the Regional Training.

During the workshop, the experts from TCIL, AU Commission, IGNOU, Amity University, Apollo Hospitals Chennai, Sri Ram Chandra University Chennai, , Narayana Hrudayayalaya Bangalore, i-Grandee Software Technologies (Tele-education and CME software provider) and Tele-Vital India Pvt. Ltd. (Tele-medicine software provider) made presentations and shared their experiences on network implementation, operation and services, tele-education and tele-medicine. The delegates were given opportunity to speak out their observations, expectations, queries, doubts, suggestions and recommendations for possible improvements in the quality of the network and services.

Visits were also organized to Fortis Hospital in Noida, Data Centre at TCIL Bhawan, New Delhi, and Amity University, Noida for live demonstration of tele-education and tele-medicine facilities to the delegates.

During the Regional Training, the training was imparted by the experts from VSAT vendor-M/s Nelco Ltd, IT & UPS equipment vendor-M/s HCL Ltd., Tele Medicine software vendor-M/s Tele-Vital Ltd and Tele-Education software vendor M/s i-Grandee. The delegates were given opportunity to speak out their observations, expectations, queries, doubts, suggestions and recommendations for possible improvements in the quality of the network and services. The Regional Training was successfully conducted as per the feedback from delegates.

Visits were also organized to Fortis Hospital in Noida, Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi, Data Centre at TCIL Bhawan and IGNOU New Delhi, for live demonstration of tele-education and tele-medicine facilities to the delegates.

The cost of hospitality (boarding, lodging and local transport) in India during the period of Workshop and Regional Training was borne by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.

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